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The Hewlett-Packard TouchPad tablet computer features Palm Computing's WebOS. After the netbook-tablet shift, development of tablets were accelerated and many were rushed to market. Few, however, could match the combination of marketing and accelerated schedule that the TouchPad had. Hewlett-Packard announced the the forthcoming of the tablet in a February 9th, 2011 press release, with placement in Dr. Dre's I Need a Doctor music video. The tablet was released July 1st within the United States, and on August 18th the tablet was cancelled.

October 18th saw the TouchPad get an OTA system upgrade, which confused the mourning users.

Despite its short life, the fact that it was sold ad a significant discount upon its cancellation (half of the estimated material cost) lead to a frantic purchasing frenzy. With dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processors and 1GB of RAM, the system is more portable and more powerful than a similarly priced netbook. It has its own repository of software called Preware, and is more than capable of running most GNU/Linux software which is accessible through either a Debian or Ubuntu chroot.